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The Multi-Use in European Seas (MUSES) project Final Conference


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 727451


The Multi-Use in European Seas (MUSES) project Final Conference

Taking place in Brussels on 10th October, our final conference will engage a wide range of interested stakeholders from the business community, public administrations, research and academia. The aim is to present the EU-wide Multi-Use Action Plan that addresses a variety of multi-use combinations including those driven by, for example, offshore renewable energy in combination with different types of aquaculture, or those driven by the tourism sector in combination with underwater cultural heritage or fisheries (“pescatourism”).The conference will be a chance to learn more about the opportunities in our case study areas and the results from various pilot projects. It is also expected to be a platform for relevant blue growth actors to discuss the Action Plan and consider possible commitments to advance multi-use development in Europe.

Our ambition is not only to present the Action Plan, but to also offer a platform for all stakeholders with whom MUSES partners have been engaged throughout the project, to highlight their particular cases, needs and concerns in further promoting concrete realisation of multi-use projects.

To register your interest to attend the conference, please follow this link:


Smart Blue Regions: the first Project Development Workshop


On August 13-14 in Gdańsk, the workshop dedicated to the development of an international project based on the idea of ​​a multi rotor system was held. It was the first of the workshops planned within the framework of the Smart Blue Regions project to support transnational innovative ventures that fit into the blue smart specializations of the Baltic regions. So far, 20 topics have been identified in the course of the SBR project.

The organizer of the workshop was the Maritime Institute in Gdańsk, supported by the Association „Pomorskie in the European Union”. It was attended by project initiators, Maciej Karczewski and Piotr Domagalski, and scientists and entrepreneurs from Germany (Arnoldus van Wingerde, IWES Fraunhofer), Great Britain (Peter Jamieson, University of Strathclyde) and Poland (Goetz Linzenmeier, Zbigniew Ziegert, Aluship Ltd.) invited to cooperate with them. and Paweł Mawduk (independent consultant). The two-day meeting was aimed at identifying the interests of individual partners, detailing the scope of the project and preliminary development of a road map for the process of applying for funds for its implementation.

The partners benefited from logistical and substantive support offered as part of the Smart Blue Regions project and they will take part in an international conference summarizing the project in January 2019 in Berlin, where they will be able to present their venture more widely.

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Invitation to join the international conference

Blue Biotechnology in the Baltic Sea Region – from Science to Business

August 22 -24, 2018 | Greifswald, Germany

We are very pleased to welcome you to the international conference 'Blue Biotechnology in the Baltic Sea Region – from Science to Business' at the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg in Greifswald. Up to 120 scientists, entrepreneurs and stakeholders from the public and the private sector will attend this event. Newest results in basic and applied science and successful results of economic implementation will be showcased.

The conference is part of the EU flagship project 'Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance', funded by INTERREG BSR. The initiative represents a step forward in the implementation of the BLUE GROWTH strategy of the European Union.


  • Industrial applications of marine organisms and biomass
  • Marine biomass production technology
  • Bioactive compounds
  • Marine biotechnology networks
  • Business development and legal aspects


Online registration is now open! Register today at our website:

There is no registration fee for your participation.

Please note that online registration is mandatory for participation. Your information will help us to organize the event. All registered participants are welcome to join the coffee breaks, welcome reception, and conference dinner.

Poster session and exhibition area

If you would like to contribute a poster, simply click “YES” during the registration process at the line 'Oral or Poster presentation'. An extended form sheet will open. Please fill in a poster title and a short abstract.

If you would like to put up a booth, or simply need some space to show your service or products, please contact the conference organization office (contact details below). We will be happy to help you.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you on August 22nd

Conference organization office

BioCon Valley® GmbH
Rainer Cramm

+ 493834871989-6
Markt 13, 17489 Greifswald


New Project of the Maritime Institute in Gdańsk


The Project Management Center has a pleasure to announce, that Maritime Institute in Gdańsk is a partner in a new European projects accepted under the second call of Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014 to 2020

BalticRIM” - Baltic Sea Region Integrated Maritime Cultural Heritage Management

The cultural heritage of the Baltic Sea is exceptionally versatile and well preserved even in a global comparison. To date, these cultural assets are barely included in Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in the Baltic Sea. BalticRIM aims to integrate cultural heritage resource management into MSP in the Baltic Sea, using the opportunity of the ongoing processes driven by the MSP Directive across all Baltic Sea Region (BSR) countries. BalticRIM aims also to improve the capacity of regional and MCH planning agencies.


Smart Blue Regions project Workshop 'Offshore Wind Energy Supply Chain – future outlook for technologies and cooperation', 26th April 2018, Gdańsk


Offshore Wind Energy Supply Chain – future outlook for technologies and cooperation

Smart Blue Regions project Workshop, 26th April 2018, Gdańsk

The workshop was organized by GSG Towers Ltd., Pomorskie Association in EU and Maritime Institute in Gdańsk.

The objective of the workshop was to explore and define possibilities of transnational cooperation among entrepreneurs representing offshore industry in the Baltic Sea Region making use of RIS3 processes and EU funding.
Nearly 90 participants attended the workshop representing all target groups: offshore industry entrepreneurs from shipyards, ship design offices, steel and engine producers etc. as well as regional administration of Smart Blue Regions.
The workshop explored possible future cooperation ideas in four topics along the offshore wind energy value chain in four parallel interactive sessions:

  • Constructions: Wind Towers (design, optimization), Substation (concept design, design optimization, modular design), Foundation (new designs, new functionalities) Moderator: Łukasz Piotrowicz, Foundation for Sustainable Energy, SMDI; Assistant: Magda Leszczyna-Rzucidło (APEU)

  • Vessels: Seabed Preparation (offshore cabling / foundations, port / inland waterways dredging, deep sea mining), Installation Vessels (land-based vs. offshore assembly, direct delivery of components, purpose-built installation vessel – jack-up’s), Service Vessels (mother vessel accommodations, transfer vessels, service parts transport) Moderator: Mariusz Witoński - Polish Offshore Wind Energy Society Assistant: Barbara Weig (MWVATT Schleswig-Holstein)

  • Wind Farm Efficiency: Concept Design (turbines / substations / grid layout), Decommissioning of Constructions (modularity, recycling, new use), Multi-use of Constructions (aquaculture, biomass, energy storage, marine hydro kinetics, wave) Moderator: Paweł Przybylski, Siemens Gamesa Polska, Polish Wind Energy Association; Assistant: Joanna Przedrzymirska (MIG)

  • Autonomous Operations (surveying, Operation & Maintenance) Moderators: Paweł Mawduk - GSG Towers Ltd. ; Assistant: Carsten Bayer (s.Pro)

The event was extremely highly rated by the participants due to the opportunity to establish new contacts and a wide range of proposed topics for discussion. Many important aspects related to the OWE development were discussed: OWE oriented development of ports and logistic areas, energy storage, erosion protection, multi-uses, reliability and costs of wind measurements etc. Several innovative ideas for future collaboration have been raised, for instance: multi rotor system in turbines, sharing resources at the maintenance stage, charging surveys vessels directly from the offshore power plant’s trahostations, using aluminium inside and outside wind tower construction etc.

The next step is to identify international partnerships for innovative cooperation topics. Entrepreneurs will be actively supported in this process by the Smart Blue Regions project partners: the Maritime Institute in Gdańsk and the Pomerskie Association in the EU. The culmination of this work will be the organization of a workshop/workshops dedicated to elaborating the details of the future project / projects.

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Pathways and Needs Towards a Baltic Regional Spatial Data Infrastructure for Maritime Spatial Planning –MSPDAT

In 2017-2018 Maritime Institute in Gdańsk is implementing Seed Money project “Pathways and Needs Towards a Baltic Regional Spatial Data Infrastructure for Maritime Spatial Planning –MSPDAT” of Interreg Baltic Sea Region programme. The main objective of the project is to develop a workplan for creating a region-wide elements of MSP data infrastructure.
Total budget of the project is 50 000 EUR and contribution of the programme is 42 500 EUR.


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